Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Transferring assets by way of joint tenancy is one of the most popular estate planning tools, given its relative ease and low cost of implementation.
McLennan Ross LLP
Life insurance is a familiar product to many of us and can be an element of estate planning that should not be overlooked. It is typically used to either create or preserve wealth and can be used in a variety of ways in structuring an estate plan
The Ross Firm
This post is part III of a series in which we examine some of the basics that common-law couples need to know about their standing before the law.
The Ross Firm
This second post looks at the one area in which cohabiting couples are treated no differently from married couples after a separation. This involves key issues pertaining to children.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In Gray v. Gray, the Court of Appeal for Ontario de-listed an appeal from the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court Branch ("Family Court") until the appellant's motion to set aside the order at issue was decided.
Bennett Jones LLP
As anyone working in the estate area knows, the task of the personal representative is often onerous. But how much is it worth?
The Ross Firm
Biology and behaviour are two key determining factors for child support obligations. Father a child or step into the role of parent and upon separation, a court may order an individual to share financially in raising the child.
Lerners
It will be important to know how the damage settlement is characterized.
Minden Gross LLP
On October 3, 2016, the Department of Finance introduced significant changes to the principal residence exemption ("PRE") rules in order to "improve tax fairness by closing loopholes...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
If someone gets divorced in Tennessee, is the divorce legal in Ontario if they haven't registered their divorce in Canada? I am planning on getting married again in Ontario.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
My soon to be ex-wife proposed an agreement between us concerning business, property, child access etc. She sent me a draft via email for negotiation purposes...
The Ross Firm
When Stats Canada first started collecting data on common-law living back in 1981, these families represented only 5.6% of those surveyed.
Cox & Palmer
These days, almost every couple lives together for a period of time before they get married, and increasingly, more and more couples never get married at all.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The following conditions respecting a child conceived and born alive after a person's death apply for the purposes of this Act:
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Is it legal to kick my abusive husband out of our house until our divorce is settled? The house is in my name and I am the only one paying the mortgage.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
My boyfriends ex girlfriend had his son late November 2016. He is unable to see his son often and she won't allow him to have him alone as she doesn't think he can care for him.
McLennan Ross LLP
You can imagine how unpleasant it was at the hearing for the disabled person to hear strangers debating just how short their life was doomed to be.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
The well-known principal residence exemption rules permit a taxpayer to shelter the sale of property that is an individual's residence.
The Ross Firm
Divorcing couples are increasingly looking to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for cheaper, faster and more effective out-of-court solutions.
Bennett Jones LLP
There is a common misconception that the testator is free to leave their estate to anyone they choose.
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Minden Gross LLP
On October 3, 2016, the Department of Finance introduced significant changes to the principal residence exemption ("PRE") rules in order to "improve tax fairness by closing loopholes...
Minden Gross LLP
High net worth families often use family trusts for estate and succession planning. But because they are deemed to have sold all of their assets on each 21st anniversary, family trusts in effect have a tax life span of only 21 years.
McInnes Cooper
Here are some tax basics and key planning strategies for three common estate planning scenarios that Canadians with U.S. connections regularly face.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Change is a natural part of life – for people as individuals and in the lifecycle of a business as well. Companies must grow, evolve and re-invent to stay competitive in an ever-changing world.
Lerners
A Testator had a signed Will that they kept in their safety deposit box. After the Testator died, the signed Will could not be located in the safety deposit box, or at all.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Recently, Crowe Soberman partner Alan Wainer was invited to join the host of The Wealth4Self podcast, Marshall Vaughan, to discuss: – digital estate planning / – your digital assets / – naming a digital executor and – storing your data.
McLennan Ross LLP
Your will enables you to determine the beneficiaries of the property in your estate.
The Ross Firm
Biology and behaviour are two key determining factors for child support obligations. Father a child or step into the role of parent and upon separation, a court may order an individual to share financially in raising the child.
Bennett Jones LLP
As anyone working in the estate area knows, the task of the personal representative is often onerous. But how much is it worth?
Lerners
It will be important to know how the damage settlement is characterized.
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